Using the Chicago History Museum PDF Print E-mail

The Chicago History Museum is the home of the Chicago Metro History Fair, and a great place to learn about and research Chicago History. Check out these resources:

Evers Fine and Performing Arts School Field Trip at the Chicago History Museum

Graphic Organizers make field trips more engaging for students
Check out these models from the Chicago History Museum, and Chicago Metro History Fair Staff and Teachers:

  • Analyzing a History Museum Exhibit What makes a CHM display successful? Students select a section that really interests them and analyze it to determine what makes an exhibit powerful for the public.


History Fair Students May Use the Research Center

CHM History Fair Appointment

MAKE AN APPOINTMENT (Complete the online form, no phone calls accepted.)

Any History Fair students may request a copy of the CHM bibliography on their topic using the form, above.

"All Things for History Fair Research at the CHM"
may be found at:

Tuesday-Friday: 1:00-4:30pm
Saturday: 10:00am-4:30am
Closed on all Sundays and Mondays, and November 22-24,2017, December 24, 2017-January 1, 2018, April 8-16, 2018.



Organize a Field Trip to the Chicago History Museum

CHM Field Trip Registration

Teachers, if you are interested in visiting the museum with your class, please fill out the Field Trip Reservation Form.


Facing Freedom Exhibit and Website Inspires Students

This corresponding website helps students work though historical analysis.

Facing Freedom website

Click on the image or visit


CHM's "Chicago Daily News" Photos on Explore Chicago Collections

chicago daily news screenshot Previously available on the Library of Congress' American Memories site, the Chicago History Museum's collection of Chicago Daily News photos can now be viewed on Explore Chicago Collections. To search within the collection, add additional topics to the search field, or just browse the collection.


Introduce Students to Chicago History through Historical Fiction

Great Chicago Stories website

Click on the image or visit


Social Media


Chicago Metro History Fair on Facebook


Twitter @ChiHistoryFair



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